February 28, 2018 Club News

by Jerry on February 28, 2018

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Blue Mountain Snowdusters, O.R.C, Inc.
P.O. Box 428
Grantham, NH 03753
www.snowdusters.org
Jerry Bieszczad, Vice President

Sled dogs in Grantham? Yes! Working with North Country Mushers and the Town of Grantham, we held a very successful Blue Mountain Sled Dog Race on February 18. There were 2 mushers who raced 34 miles and 8 mushers who raced 19 miles. The start was located at the Grantham Recreational fields and traveled throughout the BMSD trail system. We had 4 to 5 inches of fresh snow the morning of the race and the weather was perfect for spectators. We had viewing at the end of Walker Rd as well! The local Girls Scouts counted over 100 people—thanks to all who came out to enjoy this great event! Thank you to our local sponsors (Farmers Table Cafe, Ruger, Sugar River Animal Hospital, Sugar River Bank, Daisy Hill Farm, King Blossom Orchard, and Dunkin Donuts of Grantham) who supported the event. Also, thanks to BMSD club members who worked hard to prep the trails beforehand and post signage, and also manned the course during the event to help guide the mushers and report split times. Special thanks to our own BMSD musher, Elizabeth Strobridge, who conceived and worked tirelessly to make this unique event possible for all to enjoy.

On another note, we also sincerely thank our retiring Trail Administrator, Bob Moulton, for his decades of dedicated service to our club. Bob has lent a helping hand in practically all aspects of the club, including trail work, grooming, equipment maintenance, administration, and fund raising. He and his wife Joanne also organized and ran the annual BMSD golf tournament for many years. Enjoy your retirement Bob!

It was another unpredictable riding season this year, but we all managed to get in some great rides when conditions allowed. Thanks again to our landowners, groomers, club members, and all who ride our trails responsibly. Check our website for the time and location of our upcoming Annual Meeting. Also monitor our Facebook page for notices of offseason trail maintenance projects. See you on the trails next season!

February 1, 2018 Club News

by Jerry on February 7, 2018

Article submitted to NHSA Sno-Traveler club news:

Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, O.R.C, Inc.
P.O. Box 428
Grantham, NH 03753
www.snowdusters.org
Keith Grohbrugge, President

Greetings! Well Mother Nature has given us a wild start to the season here in Grantham. A few snow storms mixed in with an exceptionally cold December made for some great riding over the holidays and into the first couple weeks of January. Despite the extremely cold temperatures, I ran into fellow snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, dog mushers, hikers and fat-tire mountain bikers all enjoying the local trail network.

I would like to take a moment to thank all of the landowners who have graciously allowed use of their property and all the volunteers who have helped get our trails ready for the season. Our volunteers have spent many hours on equipment maintenance, trail work, administrative duties, grooming, etc… in order to make our network of trails the best it can be. If you haven’t considered joining a local club and helping out in some way, I would ask you to reconsider. The time spent with family and friends on a sport we all love makes for some fantastic memories.

I realized we’ve hit a patch of weather with a lot of that dreaded “R_ _ _” word. However, because of the cold weather we haven’t lost our entire base and looking at the extended forecast I am seeing some of that white stuff in the forecast again. The riding season isn’t over yet and February has delivered some epic snow storms in the past.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming information on the Blue Mountain Sled Dog race scheduled for February 18th. Our monthly club meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at the Grantham Town Hall at 6:30. Hope to see you there.

Think Snow!

January 3, 2018 Club News

January 3, 2018

Article submitted to NHSA Sno-Traveler club news: Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, O.R.C, Inc. P.O. Box 428 Grantham, NH 03753 www.snowdusters.org Jerry Bieszczad, Vice-President Baby, it’s cold outside! At the time of this writing, we’re starting the New Year in a prolonged stretch of sub-zero temperatures. We appreciate the efforts of our club members who have […]

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Blue Mountain Sled Dog Race

December 28, 2017

The Blue Mountain Sled Dog Race is coming to Grantham on Feb 18, 2018! Race starts and finishes at the Grantham Rec Park. This event is a collaboration with North Country Mushers and the Town of Grantham. This community event hopes to provide a fun race for competitors, and spectators as well as educate about […]

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November 29, 2017 Club News

December 5, 2017

Article submitted to NHSA Sno-Traveler club news: Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, O.R.C, Inc. P.O. Box 428 Grantham, NH 03753 www.snowdusters.org Keith Grohbrugge, President Greetings from Grantham! At the time of this writing, the leaves are all down, it is a cool 20 degrees outside and I’m noticing ice starting to skim over some of the […]

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October 18, 2017 Club News

October 19, 2017

Article submitted to NHSA Sno-Traveler club news: Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, O.R.C, Inc. P.O. Box 428 Grantham, NH 03753 www.snowdusters.org Keith Grohbrugge, President Greetings all! When I checked the thermometer this morning it read thirty-two degrees and I noticed frost on the ground. It is only a matter of time before the white stuff start […]

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September 1, 2017 Club News

September 6, 2017

Article submitted to NHSA Sno-Traveler club news: Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, O.R.C, Inc. P.O. Box 428 Grantham, NH 03753 www.snowdusters.org Jerry Bieszczad, Vice President Greetings all! Just a few quick reminders to start the 2017-2018 season. BMSD’s regular club meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the lower level of […]

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March 1, 2017 Club News

March 13, 2017

Article submitted to NHSA Sno-Traveler club news: Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, O.R.C, Inc. P.O. Box 428 Grantham, NH 03753 www.snowdusters.org Keith Grohbrugge VP Greetings! Well Mother Nature has certainly given us a wild ride here in the central part of the state. We finally received a blast of New England winter. Three storms in a […]

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February 1, 2017 Club News

February 2, 2017

Article submitted to NHSA Sno-Traveler club news: Blue Mountain Snowdusters, O.R.C, Inc. P.O. Box 428 Grantham, NH 03753 www.snowdusters.org Jerry Bieszczad Greetings all! Obviously, January’s prolonged thaw and mixed bags of precipitation have not been kind to snow lovers in central NH. Most of us are looking longingly at long term weather forecasts for any […]

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Did you know?

February 1, 2017

Article submitted to Grantham News & Events email newsletter: Did you know Grantham’s Blue Mountain Snowdusters maintain and groom over 40 miles of local trails for outdoor winter recreation? Uses include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and fat tire mountain biking. There are even two warming huts where you can come inside and take […]

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